Blue-eyed Doll


In 1927, about 13,000 Blue-eyed Dolls were given by America in order to improve relations between America and Japan.

The doll at left is one of these Blue-eyed Dolls. She is Catherine, who was sent to Uramoto Elementary School in Itoigawa City.

During World War II, Blue-eyed Dolls throughout Japan were burned as dolls from the enemy. However, Uramoto Elementary School, who believed "the doll has done nothing wrong," kept the doll safely. Even today she is loved by the children as a treasure of the school.

This is an English translation of a Japanese web page.

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